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2008-07-20 15:00:21

A couple of years after the cinematic demolition of the old Jamestown Bridge, the huge concrete piers that underpinned it have a useful new life on the floor of Rhode Island Sound. They are now arrayed in two artificial reefs in about 70 feet of water off Newport, where they have quickly attracted a lively population of fish and other marine life. "There was an option to landfill it [the bridge]," said Charles St. Martin III, of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation. Thankfully...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.